EPCOT Food and Wine Festival 2024: Mark Your Calendars!

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Mark your calendars! The 2024 Walt Disney World EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival begins August 26th and goes till November 23rd! During the festival, guests can enjoy numerous delectable dishes across six continents within the world showcase and join in on spectacular live performances at the America Gardens Theatre. So, if you’re ready to embark on a memory-filled journey across the world, continue reading to learn more about the EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival!

About the International Food and Wine Festival at EPCOT

The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival is an annual celebration at Walt Disney World’s EPCOT. Each year, guests are welcomed to join in on a one-of-a-kind celebration offering diversity and inclusivity. Guests can relish delectable dishes from various countries around the world showcase, jam out to live music and performances, purchase exclusive festival merchandise, and embark on adventurous scavenger hunts. The festival is an excellent way to celebrate our differences in culture and cuisine while creating everlasting memories with family and friends.

While this may be an annual celebration, there are some newcomings to this year’s festival!

Festival Updates

CommuniCore Hall, located in world celebrations has exciting fresh elements

In previous years, the remarkable International Food and Wine Festival began in July and ended in November. However, this year’s celebration is a little different. This year, the festival begins a bit later and will include a new spot for fun treats and experiences. With the addition of the CommuniCore Hall, opening June 10th in the heart of EPCOT’s World Celebration, this new space will add exciting, fresh elements to the festival. So, stay tuned for more details to come!

Next, let’s dive into the element you have all been waiting for: food!

Global Marketplaces for EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

Journey around the world showcase to enjoy a variety of authentic culinary dishes and delights. Guests can try cuisine from six different continents scattered throughout the world showcase! The festival will offer new dishes, as well as feature familiar dishes from previous Food and Wine festivals. While there are still tons of new menu items in the works, here’s a sneak peek at some of the sweet comebacks coming to this year’s festival:

  • Belgian waffles with berry compote and whipped cream or warm chocolate ganache at the Belgium Global Marketplace
  • Apple strudel with vanilla sauce in Germany
  • Dark chocolate fondue with berries, pound cake, and meringues at The Alps
  • Passionfruit cheesecake with toasted macadamia nut at Hawai’i Marketplace
  • And much more!

Stay tuned for more culinary dishes to be announced in the coming weeks.

Moreover, the festival will return its Emile’s Fromage Montage, a fun food stroll encouraging folks to indulge in various delicious cheeses. So, when you enter the park, remember to grab the festival passport to spot the different cheese locations and decide which five you want to try. Per a valid cheese booth, you’ll receive a stamp. Once you’ve acquired five stamps, you’ll receive an exclusive prize!

Next, we’ll discuss the extraordinary live performances at the Food and Wine Festival!

Live Performances for EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

Live performance at EPCOT International Food Wine festival

Enhance your festival experience by joining in on the live concert series of fun at the America Gardens Theatre. The festival will host an Eat to the Beat concert series featuring local artists and well-known bands. Stay tuned for more details!

In addition to delicious food and impressive live performances, EPCOT is also introducing interactive scavenger hunts to add a new level of fun to your festival experience.

Scavenger Hunts for EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

Scavenger Hunts at the food wine festival

The EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival will also include three fun scavenger hunts, perfect for the whole family!

  • Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak (more details to come soon)
  • Pluto’s Pumpkin Pursuit (Halloween season Pumpkin Hunt)
  • Emile’s Fromage Montage (previously mentioned)

Moreover, let’s dive into the Eat to the Beat Dining packages!

Eat to the Beat Dining Packages for EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious food while watching state-of-the-art live performances, you might want to consider purchasing a dining package. With a dining package, you are guaranteed a spot to view the Eat to the Beat concert series. However, dates and prices will be determined at a later date.

Jammin’ Beats and Tasty Eats

Enjoy tasty meals at select EPCOT restaurants before settling into your reserved seat for stage special events. More information to come!

DVC Resorts Near EPCOT Food and Wine Festival

So, if the EPCOT Food Wine Festival sounds fun, consider booking a DVC rental today to be ahead of the game! There are several spectacular DVC resort rentals near the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival. Check out a few of them below!

Disney’s Boardwalk Villas

Enjoy a Disney vacation at an extravagant, romantic waterfront resort at Disney’s Boardwalk Villas. This charming and old-fashioned resort is near Disney’s EPCOT and offers tranquility and excitement. So, when you’re tired from spending the day at EPCOT’s Food and Wine Festival, you can relax and wind down in spacious villas.

At Disney’s Boardwalk Villas, guests can stay in one- to three-bedroom villas. So, regardless of your party size, there’s an accommodating villa for everyone! Each villa features a washer and dryer, a full kitchen, a living room, and a dining room. Most villas also have a private balcony for scenic views and relaxation.

Next on the DVC list is for folks looking for a luxury European-inspired resort.

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Vacation in a stunning European-style resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort. Inspired by imagination and European and Mediterranean influences, the Riviera Resort resembles a modern masterwork adorned with elegance and beauty.

Upon entering the resort, you’ll discover a captivating blend of modern and classic 20th-century furnishings in the lobby. Immerse yourself in the unique art collection, a testament to the influence of master artists, featuring beloved Disney characters and famous icons.

What’s more, with a quick Disney Skyliner ride taking you to Disney’s EPCOT, this resort is great for transportation convenience and ideal for parties of any size. Disney’s Riviera Resort offers one- to three-bedroom villas. Each villa features a kitchen or kitchenette, dining and living room, washer and dryer, private porch or balcony, and full bathrooms.

So, if you’d like to book at one of these DVC resorts or want to see the other DVC options available, consider working with Timeshares Only!

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